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Wimbledon School of English

41 Worple Road

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Wimbledon School of English is one of the oldest English language schools in England. The school was founded in 1964 in Wimbledon Village by Mrs Marjorie Housden to provide quality English language courses for overseas students who were living and working locally. By the mid 1970s, its continued success meant that the school needed to find larger premises. It moved from the Village down the hill to number 41 Worple Road, which had previously been a nursery school for very small children, run by a group of nuns who lived on the top floor of the building (which is why one of the top floor classrooms is called ‘the flat)'. As the years progressed, the expansion continued with the purchase of the house next door, an extension at the back, and a second extension in 1994.In the mid 1970s Marjorie's son, Christopher, and his colleague, David Rodgers, became partners in the business. David became the school Principal and took over the overall running of the business, though Marjorie continued at the school until she retired in the late 1980s. Mr Rodgers was both loved and feared by his students, and was famous for his cries of ‘Yes please!' and his Great Dane, Philippe. He retired in 1999.The school became a centre for the Cambridge Examinations in 1979 and was first accredited by the British Council in 1983. In 2008, it became an IELTS test centre and in 2010 the exam centre was renamed to The London Exam Centre. In the years since 1964, WSE has developed a reputation as one of the best schools in England.The school is still owned by the Housden family who remain dedicated to ensuring that Wimbledon School of English is a centre for academic excellence and quality service provision.
Wimbledon School of English is one of the oldest English language schools in England. The school was founded in 1964 in Wimbledon Village by Mrs Marjorie Housden to provide quality English language courses for overseas students who were living and working locally. By the mid 1970s, its continued success meant that the school needed to find larger premises. It moved from the Village down the...
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41 Worple Road

Wimbledon School of English